Upper Canada Mall Easter Seals 10k
Founded by Newmarket resident, Joe Persechini, the Upper Canada Mall Easter Seals 10k is York Region’s longest running fundraiser for children and youth with physical disabilities. Over the past 35 years, this popular community event has become an indelible fixture in York Region, raising nearly $3.7 million for Easter Seals kids.
This race provides a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, while also delivering a flat, fast and scenic run course.
Whether you’re looking to set a personal best in the 10k or simply enjoy a leisurely walk with your family while raising funds for Easter Seals Ontario, we have something for everyone!
The Upper Canada Mall Easter Seals 10k will be held at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons, located at 200 Doug Duncan Drive in downtown Newmarket. The race venue provides a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, while also delivering a flat, fast and scenic run course through Fairy Lake Park and the Tom Taylor Trail system.
The race features a measured 10k Run, 10k Walk, 5k Run and 5k Walk. All run and walk events will start at the Newmarket Riverwalk Commons and head south across Water St. and onto the Tom Taylor Trail. The Tom Taylor Trail is a flat, mostly paved, multi-use path system that is fully wheelchair accessible. All events will finish where they started, at the Newmarket Riverwalk Commons.
IMPORTANT: The path system WILL REMAIN OPEN to the public. Signage will be placed along the course alerting the public that there is a race in progress. Participants must obey course marshal instructions and remain aware of their surroundings at all times. Runners and walkers must stay to the right side of the path unless passing slower participants.
Both the 10k Run and 5k Run will be chip timed. The 10k Walk and 5k Walk will not be timed.